By: Mandy Hill
And the Lord answered, If you had faith (trust and confidence in God) even [so small] like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, Be pulled up by the roots, and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you. (Luke 17:6)
Here we are….part three of our moving story! This is where the puzzle really starts to take its shape….where we really see what a treasure God has prepared for our family.
To catch up….HERE is part two.
So, yes there was an offer on our home. But everything came to a crashing halt when the home inspection was not passed. The home inspection was not completed by a professional, but a relative so we had some question on whether it should have even been allowed to go through….however, they dropped their offer.
Let me be honest. At this point with all the trouble we had I started to wonder if we should really be looking to move at all. Was our house EVER going to sell? A close friend of mine prayed for me and reminded me that when something good is about to happen, the enemy does his best to destroy us first. That reminder brought the peace I needed. I decided to just trust; it’s all I had. Just trust God.
One week later we had another offer placed on our home and everything was processed beautifully. They had their financing lined up, their insurance went through, and their professional home inspector approved our home with flying colors!!
That home for purchase that we had loved so much….that beautiful home that was more than $40,000 out of our price range?? Well, that home’s owners were getting really anxious to start building their new home and they were cutting their price on what seemed like a weekly basis! Their home entered our price range just at the perfect time, so we jumped on offering …..and it too was accepted!!!!
We had been praying so so hard that God would first, find the perfect buyers for our home and second, help us find a house that was perfect for our family, in our price range, at the right time. He was so faithful in answering all those things– even though timing wise we were starting to get impatient. He had a plan the whole time!!!
Our moving date was set for August 1! And after some unbelievable circumstances with our mortgage and the bank (like when the bank deposited our finances to the wrong lawyer on moving day!!)…..etc, we finally closed our sale and purchase deals and began our new journey in our new home 🙂
It was a whirlwind; just ask anyone that knows us! But, we are so blessed by the treasure that God had waiting for us at the end of that journey. “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
Father God, our move is one of the highlights of my faith journey so far. You grew us all along the way, fine tuning our instinct to turn to you in every moment. Thank you for taking that special time to grow us, mould us and shape us as we patiently waited for your direction and answers to our prayers! For my sisters who are ‘waiting’ for your response, Jesus I pray that you would resonate peace within their hearts that you got this! That you are taking care of things even when it feels like all hope is lost! I pray this in your name, Jesus, Amen.